Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer made its way to a tasting yesterday. Iíve not been overwhelmed by anything from Guinness before, and this didnít blow me out of the water, but it was good. Nice aroma of roasted malt, but very one dimensional. Flavor is of roasted malt, some dried fruit, and a nice background sourness from sour mash. The US "Extra stout" version takes this sourness a bit too far, I think. Finish is a little dry and short lived. Better than Guinness here...
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
300ml bottle, brewed in Kenya, from Woodlands Supermarket in Kigali / Rwanda 🇷🇼.
Malty and thick beginning. Lots of roasted malt and liquorice. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste, thick an viscous, very dry. Nice malty intense aftertaste. Great and deep stuff.
mzaar (2844) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Negril Tree House Resort, Jamaica. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Flavours of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, soy and dark fruit. Bitter finish. Smooth texture.
olsvammel (6293) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a restaurant in Nairobi. Dark malty smell with chocolate. Similar taste. Creamy. Allot better and more tasty then the guiness Iíve had in Europe.
Subliminal64 (104) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this beer from the Montego Bay Airport at $6 USD.
Smells a lot more potent then the North American (NA) variety. A bit of a hop smell.
Pours different then the NA beers, as there is no widget. Coarse head that disappears quickly. Same black colour although more light can bee seen through it.
Taste is more flavourful then the NA version. A slight hop note. Little bitterness on the aftertaste.
Proper amount of carbonation. Smooth with little lingering aftertaste.
Overall I was happy with this purchase. I much prefer the taste of European Guinness to North American version, and this Jamaican variety is close to that. NA version is flat and bland. This is lively and flavourful. Try it if your in the area.
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pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle while in Jamaica. Disappointingly wasnít as good as the one Iíd had in St. Lucia. More bitter than the other Caribbean version, less of a sweet chocolate feel and more dark roast malt. Not bad and still probably the best beer on the island but not as good as other variations in other places.
gregwilsonstl (2144) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wish I opened this side by side with a "normal" Guinness. Definitely different. Coffee. Im not getting the sweetness some other raters mention. Kinda strange not having nitro in my Guinness.
MadRobin (2831) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 500ml bottle at the Lake Duluti Serena Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.
Opaque, brown-black with a 1-finger tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate charcoal and dark fruit.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, mild dark roasted coffee and dark fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Very nice. Much better than the regular Guinness.
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Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
275 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, cocoa and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt bitter chocolate, light coffee and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
bigguns22 (793) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like most other Guinness but sweeter. Pour is dark almost black with a large tan head. Hoppy for a stout but sweeter then most extras and not as hoppy as the U.S. One.
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Pitch black almost opaque, strong and lasting dark tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate and overroasted malt, charcoal. Taste is low on sweetness, caramel, malt, bit of choco, bit of licorice and mostly roasted malts with a very dry charcoal bitter finish. Medium bodied. While this is very decent in Africa and without much competition I donít think it would do well against European or American stouts. 0,33 Bottle in Rwanda, from Kenya.